Bath SRP Singing and Playing Day

Directed by Graham Coatman St. Luke’s Church Bath, 7th July 2018 Splendours of la Serenissima – Lo Sposalizio del Mare Singing and Playing day for singers and players of recorders and other instruments, hosted by the Bath Society of Recorder Players. … Read More

The Nine Days’ Wonder

A Workshop for Voices and Instruments directed by Alison Kinder Backwell, 9th June 2018 Many people know the story of William Kemp, the clown with the big ego who Morris-danced (‘daunced’) his way from London to Norwich in nine days; … Read More

Chair’s Report – September 2018

Looking back over the list of past workshops, one cannot help noticing that most of the repertoire we cover is from the Renaissance and early Baroque. This is perhaps not surprising, since works from that period are more suited to the kind of … Read More

Monteverdi Madrigals

A workshop for voices directed by Tim Mirfin Thorverton, 28th April 2018 This was difficult music, and the 42 singers who attended St Thomas of Canterbury at Thorverton, under Tim Mirfin’s enlightening direction and Becky Stannard’s excellent organization, had to … Read More

O What Evil is War!

A workshop for voices and instruments on the music of the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) – directed by Gawain Glenton Keynsham, 23rd September 2017 This was the first workshop run by Gawain for SWEMF, but all of us present hope it … Read More

A Polychoral Tour of Europe

Workshop directed by Alison Kinder Thornbury, 17th June 2017 NB: where voice parts are indicated below — SATB etc. — these are the composers’ original voicings, not necessarily as we performed the works, with instruments replacing voices rather than doubling! … Read More